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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dean Wilson


Managing Criminal Justice Issues engages students in the critical study of the concepts, initiatives and directions currently reshaping criminal justice agencies. Issues covered include: managing criminal justice agencies; the intra and inter agency environment; alternative dispute resolution and new directions and frameworks in criminal justice management.


Upon completion of Managing Criminal Justice Issues students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of key management issues in the criminal justice context including inter and intra agency team building; effective communications strategies across the sector and the oversight of criminal justice project change.

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of inter agency criminal justice management including working with the media; working with community organisations and pressure groups and working with diverse populations.

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of alternative dispute resolution including negotiation and mediation; working with bodies of inquiry and organisational problem solving.

  1. Demonstrate critical understanding of new directions and frameworks in criminal justice management including ethical considerations; accountability; and best practice and benchmarking.


Benchmarking Manual (4000 words): 40%
Development of a whole-of-government approach on an inter-agency management issues (5000 words): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Prof Colleen Lewis

Contact hours

2 hours per week